Major Changes in the Mutual Fund Industry in 2018

2018 has been and will be one of the important years in the mutual fund industry. This year has seen major changes like structural changes, more transparency through disclosures, rationalization and categorization for better investor understanding and long-term taxation on equities. Every change in the industry outdoes one another. Through these changes SEBI ultimately wants …

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Weekly Market Update: Volatile week for NIFTY and Sensex.

Date: 22/12/2018 Short Market Update: Volatile equity market, Rupee appreciation, Swiggy gets funding, RBI to inject liquidity, Fed rates increased, GST on 22 items cut. On Friday, markets ended lower, with BSE Sensex down 689.60 points or 1.89% and closed at Rs 35,742.07, and NSE Nifty up 197.70 points or 1.81% at Rs 10,754.00. Even …

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What does Fed rate hike mean to India?

Fed Rate is the rate at which the central bank of the USA, The Federal Reserve, lends to smaller banks. On this rate, all other rate structures like auto loans, home loans, and credit card loans depend indirectly. Currently, the Fed Rate is 2.50%. Fed increases interest rates yet again! The Fed has increased the …

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Top Performing Funds of 2018

The Sensex return this year is 6.97% and Nifty gave a 4% return. The NSE Midcap and NSE Small cap have fallen by 11.25% and 14.31% respectively this year. The rupee depreciated 8.68%. Crude prices increased and fell drastically in this year. Despite being a bad year, few funds have performed well in their category. …

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Rift between Government of India and Reserve Bank of India

From the past couple of months there has been a visible rift between the Government of India and Reserve Bank of India. Reports suggest that Government has invoked section 7(1) of the Reserve Bank of India Act. According to the act, the government has the power to direct the RBI to follow its instructions in …

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Weekly Market Update: Volatile week for NIFTY and Sensex

Date: 16/12/2018 Short Market Update: 5 states exit poll BJP-0, Resignation of RBI Governor, Depreciating Rupee, Higher India’s Industrial Production at 8.1%, Positive end for the markets with NIFTY up 1%. On Friday, markets closed almost flat, with BSE Sensex up 33.29 points or 0.09% and closed at Rs 35,962.93, and NSE Nifty up 14 …

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Will the 2019 Elections Affect Mutual Fund Investments?

With just 6 months left until elections investors are trying to brace themselves from knee-jerk reactions of the market. But will the elections really make an impact when it comes to mutual fund investments? Elections decide the fate of the country Elections that come once in 5 years decide the fate of the country for …

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Election Results & Markets Volatile?

Election results might have an impact on the stock markets and they may go down in the short run.  But short term impact doesn’t really matter in the long run. See the graph below The markets have created phenomenal value over the last 30 years!! In the short term there might be ups and downs, but …

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Weekly Market Update: NIFTY and Sensex suffered correction.

Date: 9/12/2018 Short Market Update: Rupee lost 2% against the dollar, Crude Oil prices rose as much as 5% after OPEC members meeting. Markets underwent correction this week due to macroeconomic factors. On Friday, markets rallied thanks to strong global cues, with BSE Sensex up 361.12 points or 1.02% and closed at Rs 35,673.25, and …

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